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    The good news is that European leaders are banding together to save the Euro by borrowing from the European Central Bank. The bad news is, its still the same as borrowing from the member states, says blogger Vince Farrell.

  • Europe: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

    CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa has the latest details on Tuesday's meeting between Greek Prime Minister Papandreou and German Chancellor Merkel, and a look at whether Europe will be able to overcome its debt crisis, with Rich Ross, Auerbach Grayson; Louise Cooper, BGC Partners; and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

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    After a weekend of talks at the International Monetary Fund’s annual meeting in Washington over how best to deal with the euro zone debt crisis, we appear no closer to a resolution.

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    The Obama administration, increasingly alarmed by the spillover effects of Europe’s financial crisis, has begun an intensive lobbying campaign to persuade Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to ramp up efforts to stem any contagion from the debt crisis in Greece, the NYT reports.

  • The “Mad Money” host lays out his “Game Plan.”

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    A situation where Greece cannot pay back its public debt can no longer be excluded, European Central Bank Governing Council member Klaas Knot was quoted as saying on Friday.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    Austerity-weary Greeks lashed out against more tax hikes and pension cuts with a new round of strikes, with public transport workers, taxi drivers, teachers and air traffic controllers walking off the job Thursday.

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    The chances of Italy defaulting on its debt repayments are actually smaller than the market is pricing in, according to analysts at Credit Suisse.

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    The European banking system is the biggest threat to global equities, according to a survey of investors by Barclays Capital.

  • Germany sold 4.188 billion euros of 10-year government bonds on Wednesday in an auction that attracted greater demand than at a previous sale and sent borrowing costs to a record low in the category.

  • A tramway pass in the center of Warsaw on June 8, 2011. Poland and Ukraine will co-host the 2012 European Football Championship.

    A collapse of Europe's monetary union would likely lead to a breakup of the European Union as a whole, posing significant risks to the region and even raising the possibility of war in the long term, Poland’s Finance Minister told CNBC.

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    Friday's meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Poland is clearly an event risk for market bears. But already the big idea for solving Europe's debt problem is dead in the water.

  • Euro bills and coins

    The arm-in-arm effort by central bankers to increase U.S. dollar liquidity in Europe is essentially a band-aid solution, and the euro is already backing off its gains.

  • French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    France, Germany, and other euro zone countries want Greece to remain in the monetary union, "but there will be a price," Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), told CNBC Thursday.

  • IMF Chief's Plan To Boost Global Growth

    Europe's debt crisis has worsened and the world economy has entered into a dangerous new zone, says Christine LaGarde, IMF managing director. CNBC's Maria Bartiromo asks LaGarde why she is focusing on short-term measures.

  • U.S. Market Discounting Euro Stress

    Has recent decline in the stock market due to news in Europe run its course? Sharing perspectives, with John Morris, Crestwood Advisors managing partner and Gene Peroni, Advisors Asset Management senior vice president.

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    European leaders talk and talk, and hot money cools toward Asia — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Greece needs a collective effort by itself, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the rest of the euro zone members to resolve the crisis, according to Zhu Min, Deputy Managing Director, who spoke to CNBC from the summer meeting of the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China.

  • Timothy Geithner

    News that Germany and France are ready to stand by Greece and avoid it leaving the euro helped stocks to rally following a conference call between Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday.

  • Delivering Alpha: Credit & the Hunt for Yield

    As investors continue to reach for yield, are we heading for a credit bubble, with CNBC's David Faber; Peter L. Briger, Jr., Fortress Investment Group LLC principal and co-chairman; Marc Lasry, Avenue Capital, co-founder and chief executive; Bruce Richards, Marathon Asset Management president and CEO; Boaz Weinstein, Saba Capital Management LP founder.